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Your Call: What is the economic value of a park?
On the August 6th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the way parks shape the towns that act as gateways to nature. Visitors to National Parks spent 1.5 billion dollars statewide on services surrounding the parks in 2013. How have the services parks provide changed over the years? What does it cost to stay at a National Park, and who has access to these areas? And how do the internal economics of a park work? It’s Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.
Kari Cobb, Public Affairs Specialist at Yosemite National Park
Chris Mehl, Policy Director at Headwaters Economics
Alan Rowsome, Senior Director of Government Relations for Lands at the Wilderness Society
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